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· January, 2011

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from January, 2011

28 January 2011

Ukraine: The Newest Euro 2012 Scandal

Poland: Blogger Prosecuted for Criticizing Local Mayor

Jakub Górnicki writes about the case of Łukasz Kaprowicz, a Polish journalist and blogger who was sued for defamation after he had criticized the mayor of the town of Mosina...

Ukraine: YouTube Helps Discipline Traffic Police

Technology for Transparency Network

Tetyana Bohdanova reports on how Ukrainians are using the Internet to expose unlawful actions committed by traffic police.

Ukraine: Police Treatment of Foreigners Raises Concerns Ahead of Euro 2012

Tetyana Bohdanova reviews the netizens' reactions to a recent episode of ill-treatment of foreigners by the Ukrainian police, a trend that is especially alarming since Ukraine is currently preparing to...

27 January 2011

Russia: Domodedovo Bombings Expose Imbalance Between Traditional and Social Media

RuNet Echo

Social media played a significant role in the coverage of the terrorist attack in Domodedovo International Airport near Moscow. Russian bloggers and journalists discussed the consequences of increasing role of...